Nicole Scherzinger gives the girls a piece of her mind in tonight’s first boot camp episode.
The X Factor judge is said to be unimpressed with the performances of her girls during boot camp. Scherzinger, who won last year with James Arthur, describes her category this year as “depressing.” She speaks to the girls backstage to give some “tough love”, adding that if they don’t pull their weight they won’t last the day.
The hopefuls who made it through the auditions round will be walking into a new boot camp format. For the first time ever it will be revealed which category each judge has before the boys, girls, groups and overs perform in front of the judges.
However in the biggest shake-up to the X Factor in years, the six acts chosen to go through to the judges’ houses stage won’t be safe until ALL acts in each category have sung. This gives the judge a chance to replace a ‘safe’ act with someone who performs better during boot camp.
X Factor airs Saturday at 8.20pm and Sunday at 7.30pm on ITV / STV / UTV